Friday 21 September, 2018

Minister: Carapichaima East Secondary to be repaired by April 10

Major repairs to address pigeon infestation problems and infrastructural issues at the Carapichaima East Secondary School are expected to be completed by April 10.

That’s according to Education Minister Anthony Garcia who said things are progressing satisfactorily as he responded to questions relating to the matter in Parliament on Friday.

Work at the school began on March 9. The contractor has so far demolished the roof and ceiling of the Multi-Purpose Hall and the Technical and Vocation Block (Block O). 

These two areas are being given priority in order to get the Occupational Safety and Health Authority (OSHA) Prohibition Notice lifted so all students can resume classes on the compound.

The Ministry of Education is also funding major repairs to the roof and ceiling of the Cafeteria and the Library Blocks.

Both of these buildings will also be repainted and fitted with the required electrical wiring, switches and other installations.

The Ministry of Education, through the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) continues to provide transport for students of forms 5 & 6 who are preparing for examinations.

These students are doing their SBAs at venues such as the Chaguanas North Secondary School and the Chaguanas & Couva Public Libraries.

The School Supervision Division of the Ministry is also examining alternative, temporary accommodation for other students while the school is being repaired.

Meanwhile, Minister Garcia was also asked about repairs to the sewer system at the Clarke Road Hindu Primary School. He said a contract has already been awarded to repair the system, however, the principal requested that the repairs be delayed until March 24 to facilitate students writing end of term examination.


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